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Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Wrestling: Matadors victorious in final dual home meet against Saratoga HS

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Correction: February 7, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of senior Colin Yang. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he voice of the Saratoga HS coach rang through the gym during the meet on Jan. 30. He yelled to his players, directing them on how they should position themsel...

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

  [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the C...

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Bill Cheng

February 3, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] crowd slowly started forming in the bleachers of the gym after the JV basketball teams played in the third quad game of the season. Fans of the Matadors arrived to the news that the girls varsity team would not be playing in the quad game, but that their game had been shifted to ...

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Sannidhi Menon

January 29, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The MVHS girls soccer team came into their game on Wednesday, Jan. 17 undefeated in their past six league games, and were looking to continue their success against a highly ranked Fremont HS team. “They had a very similar standing to us,” sophomore Jaimie Chan said, “so I knew that it wasn’t go...

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five mi...

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Girls basketball takes on team from Australia

Om Khandekar

January 2, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

Preparing for their season, the MVHS girls basketball team faced more than just their usual slate of pre-season matchups. As a new experience for this lineup, they faced their first international opponent. Instead of facing opponents from the Bay Area, on Dec. 13 MVHS faced Carey HS from Australia, and ...

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ensions were high during the boys soccer game on December 8 as the MVHS team played against Santa Cruz HS. After days of hard training, the team faced SCHS . The Matadors remained persistent and confident throughout the game despite many missed opportunities. The game ended with a 0-0 tie. ...

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Elizabeth Han

December 5, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ovember 30 was a day of firsts. After weeks of preparation, varsity coach Todd Kimble coached his first game with the team, picking up the baton from former coach Patrick Lowney’s five-year legacy. New teammates filled up the bench, including members from the development team —...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon

November 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides o...